Avli by tashas is taking guests on a Greek journey

Avli by Tashas is officially commencing its monthly Wine Pairing Night series on Wednesday, October 25, from 8 pm. The inaugural evening, called ‘A Journey Around the Cycladic Islands’, promises to transport guests on a sensory voyage through the enchanting cuisine of the Cyclades.

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The monthly activation series is based around the authentic Greek experience. The evening shines the spotlight on Cycladic cuisine, featuring quintessential Greek ingredients and dishes such as homemade caper salt, kumquat glyko, and an array of Mezedes for sharing. The menu has been carefully curated to celebrate the best and most beloved recipes from the Cycladic islands, creating a memorable dining experience from the first to the final dish.

“This was a long time in the works, working together with the Avli team to make sure we got the food and the winemakers perfectly matched. We designed this series to thoroughly explore the diverse cuisine of Greece and delve into the country’s rich winemaking history here at Avli.”

– Vlassia Anagnostou, Head Chef

Guests will be eagerly guided through an awe-inspiring selection of dishes. The menu for the evening begins with an amuse-bouche Ladenia with Gavro from Kimolos, which is a homemade oven-baked flatbread with tomatoes, onion, oregano, olives, and anchovy. The tasting journey from one Cycladic island to another continues with Mezedes for sharing and mains including Fava from SxinousaSaganaki from SyrosRed Mullet from Paros, and Mastelo with Revithada from Sifnos, which is a slow-cooked lamb in vine leaves, grapes, petimezi and oven roasted chickpeas. These creations weave together a cohesive story of the Cyclades Islands. 

The desserts pay homage to classic wine and grape pairings, offering guests the timeless combination of wine and grapes and a modernised white chocolate mousse, Verjus gel, fresh grapes, grape granita, and white wine reduction.

The partnering winery for the night, Alpha Estate, is located in Amyndeon in the Florina region. Owner and experienced chemist-oenologist, Angelos Latridis, will be hosting the night alongside Avli’s expert sommeliers. The vineyard’s most remarkable value lies in the ‘soul’ of the people, who hold a profound respect for nature and are committed to high-quality and eco-friendly growing practices of sustainable viticulture and winemaking. 

Nikolas Papakonstantinou will set the mood for the occasion with live music, creating a feast for the senses through beats, wine, aromas, and the ambiance. This harmony allows guests to immerse themselves in Greek culture. You can also mark your calendars for the second edition of the Avli Wine Pairing Nights on November 21, drawing inspiration from the Athenian Nights.

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Priced at AED 595 per person, these exclusive wine-pairing evenings will become a monthly tradition with varying themes starting from October 25. Uncover the mesmerising story of the Cycladic islands, where every course and sip will take you on a journey.

Reserve your seat now for a Wine Pairing evening at Avli by tashas, and be enveloped in the flavours of Greece. For more information, visit here.